Leicester in WW2

Leicester in WW2

Private Curtis Edward Phares

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Private Curtis Edward Phares
"Bucky" Phares of Pendleton West Virginia enlisted at 20 prior to Pearl Harbor and volunteered for paratroop training as soon as the service was established. Serving with the Headquarters Company of the 82nd Airborne at "Camp Braunstone", he was one of two GIs who died on the night of May 1st 1944 during a disturbance at the Old Dixie Arms public house on Humberstone Road (the other being Corporal Arthur A Abrams of the 82nd's Military Police Platoon).
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